Tuesday, 28 February 2017

And The Oscar Goes To...

One of the items of decor in Steph's new home is a large canvas print on the wall of her lounge. It came with the flat - and she loves it. Here it is

It was taken forty years ago in March 1977. By the swimming pool of the Beverly Hills Hotel, in silk and heels, breakfast is sublime. It's the very early morning after Oscar night, and Faye Dunaway is just waking up after winning an Academy Award for her role in Network. The photographer, Terry O'Neill, had met her on a magazine shoot the week before and they had become friends. He told her his idea. "I wanted to capture the look of dazed confusion," he recalls today, "to capture that state of utter shock that Oscar winners enter, where they go to bed thrilled, then overnight, it dawns on them that they've changed, that they've just become a star. And not just a star, a millionaire."
Somehow, this week, after Ms Dunaway's performance at this week's ceremony, her look of 'dazed confusion' seems singularly appropriate, not to say prescient!


  1. You always find interesting & eclectic subjects for posts, Ang! That's why I love your blog - you honestly never have any idea what you're going to be posting about!!

  2. I agree with the above comment...it is why I enjoy reading your blog.

  3. Thank you! Variety is the spice of life after all.

  4. I agree also. It's hard to come up with interesting things but you do really well. That photo is a great photo. I think Terry O'Neill married her didn't he?

  5. Yes, Terry met Faye in 1977 and they were married from 83-87. The original picture is in colour - but Steph's print is monochrome, and rather more stylish imho. It is huge, and looks stunning on the large wall of her new flat!


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